➢ Our urban school districts enroll 41% of New York State’s public school students. Most of our districts are experiencing enrollment growth.
➢ Almost 71% of all English Language Learner pupils are educated in our member districts.
➢ Over 50% of the State’s special education students (ages 5-21) are educated in our city school districts.
➢ Over 65% of New York State’s prekindergarteners are educated in our school districts.
➢ The percentage of pupils with extraordinary needs in our school districts is: Buffalo 90%; NYC 76%; Rochester 89%; Syracuse 80%; Yonkers 71% and Utica 87%.
➢ The Conference’s school districts have high rates of student mobility, homelessness and students living in temporary shelters.
➢ School buildings in our city school districts are older than others in the State and average over 67 years old.
➢ All of our school districts still utilize school buildings built before 1920.
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